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Conveyancing in Braunstone Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Braunstone points of interest

Leicester All Saints Churches Conservation Trust and National Space Centre Leicester are situated in Braunstone.

Braunstone is approximately 1m of junction entry 21 Northbound of the M1.

The closest airport to Braunstone is East Midlands Airport. Coventry Airport is 21 mile s, and Tollerton Airport is 21 mile away. Braunstone's closest train station is Leicester.

The most convenient hospital to Braunstone is Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Q.

There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? I am looking for fixed rate conveyancing.

A.

Several solicitors promote cheap conveyancing, but additional costs may inflate the solicitor's invoice. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid must also be stated on a Braunstone conveyancing quote Extras listed in terms of engagement ought to be fair. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

For the purchase, my mortgage lender, we have chosen New Life Mortgages - what do I need to consider?

A.

Purchasers should be aware that a small number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in higher legal costs for buyers in cases where the conveyancer cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of all major mortgage lenders.

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What factors help with guaranteeing fast conveyancing?

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Contacting a proactive and experienced lawyer is crucial to buying faster. There are a number of tasks you can also do, such as, calling

or emailing the lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays, promptly completing and return any forms and arranging your mortgage offer.

Q.

Should we employ the law firm that usually works with by my agent?

A.

Both agents and mortgage brokers will usually suggest a solicitors firm, however, such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

Can you confirm how we avoid paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Stamp duty mitigation scheme must be treated with caution, as such schemes are costly and very risky.

Q.

Where can I check if the Braunstone conservation area is in a poor state?

A.

English Heritage have produced records of the state of repair of conservation areas in England. Local Braunstone conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Blaby) who govern conservation area concerns from including things like traffic signs, removal of chimney stacks and trees.

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Which local authority looks after Braunstone?

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Braunstone is located in Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire LE9 5EP phone: 0116 275 0555

Q.

In 3 months we are shortly going to be moving out of our detached property in Braunstone into a flat in Birstall . When to instruct a home removal company?

A.

We tend to recommend that sellers hold off arranging removals until such time as formal exchange of contracts as in all probability the firm date wont have been accepted by both parties.

Frequently home removals companies might impose a change of date premium . Local information can be sought from Aylestone Removals, unit 2 Narborough Rd, Leicester, LE3 2AN Phone: 0116 222 1222 or AU, 118 Turnbull Dr, Leicester, LE3 2JW Tel: 0800 389 3379.

 
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